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July 2019

We have now been open for 3 years and take this opportunity to thank our customers for their continued custom. It has been great to see the numbers increasing as time goes by. We regard many of you as ‘Friends of the Retreat’ and look forward to seeing you appear on a regular basis.  

Spring 2019

Some weeks ago we were pleased to be approached by the John Bunyan Boat organisers to cater for some of their river cruises. For those of you who do not know, the boat is run by volunteers and raises funds toward expanding and protecting the river locally through the Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Trust. […]

Plastic Pollution

We at the Cloverdale Retreat, are disturbed by the issue of plastic pollution. As a result, we discontinued purchasing plastic disposables last year. The remaining stock in hand (mostly food containers), will be gradually phased out being replaced by compostable substitutes. You may have already noticed the introduction of alternative disposable cups. We hope you […]

Santa Scoot 2018

On 8th December the local Sustrans have organised a ‘Santa Scoot’. Buggies, walkers and scooters will be welcome to take part (No bikes on this occasion however). The Cloverdale Retreat Coffee Shop are pleased to support this charity event by providing some refreshments at the end of the event.

Good Review 2018

Below is a recent customer review for the Retreat. The person was positive about every single aspect! “A lovely cafe , next to the lake. Natural light is abundant , thanks to a large window which extends down one side of the cafe. It’s great to know too that they use solar power, generated from […]

Poppy Walk for Honour 2018

The Poppy Walk for honour in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal was held again in the Park on Sunday 12th August and featured live music. We were glad to support them with an electricity supply and collection box as in previous years.

Race for Life 2018

The Park hosted the Race for Life events again this year which are in aid of Cancer Research UK. This was on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July and attracted huge crowds. We opened earlier on those days.

Ice Cream 2018

If you have yet to do so, why not try our Award Winning ice cream on your next visit to the Retreat. We have received numerous good comments since serving a range of these products from the beginning of April this year. Additionally whipped ice cream is available from our mobile trailer on days when […]

Autumn 2017

This autumn has been substantially busier than last autumn and peaked during the kids half term holidays which was the week beginning 23rd October 2017.  At times we were full to capacity! We thank all our customers for their increasing support.

Summer 2017

The opening of the outside decking area in late June 2017 gave rise to a very busy Summer at the Retreat.  The decking is a great success and very popular to a wide range of visitors including dog owners. The busiest day to date at the Priory Country Park was on 2nd September when the […]